Australia Daylight Saving Time

In Australia Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time is used in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. During Daylight Saving Time turn your clocks ahead one hour. At the end of Daylight Saving Time turn your clocks back one hour.

Australia daylight saving time begins on the first Sunday in October at 2 AM Eastern Standard Time and ends on the first Sunday in April at 2 AM Eastern Standard Time (3 AM Daylight Saving Time).

Daylight Saving Time is not used in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.

Western Australia used Daylight Saving Time is in a trial period which began on 3 December, 2006, however, in May 2009 a referendum was held in Western Australia and voters rejected the continued use of daylight saving time.

In most of Australia the Daylight Saving Time period is referred to as "Summer Time." The names in each time zone change along with Daylight Saving Time. As an example:

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) becomes Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) becomes Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)

The charts below shows when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends in Australia. You will sometimes see references to Daylight Saving Time ending at 2:00 AM Standard Time which is equivalent to 3:00 AM Daylight Saving Time in areas observing Daylight Saving Time.

Australia change clocks for 2018 and 2019 daylight saving time

Australia Daylight Saving Time Start and End Dates

Year DST Begins at 2 a.m.
standard time
DST Ends at 3 a.m.
daylight saving time
2011 - 2012 Oct 2, 2011 April 1, 2012
2012 - 2013 Oct 7, 2012 April 7, 2013
2013 - 2014 Oct 6, 2013 April 6, 2014
2014 - 2015 Oct 5, 2014 April 5, 2015
2015 - 2016 Oct 4, 2015 April 3, 2016
2016 - 2017 Oct 2, 2016 April 2, 2017
2017 - 2018 Oct 1, 2017 April 1, 2018
2018 - 2019 Oct 7, 2018 April 7, 2019
2019 - 2020 Oct 6, 2019 April 5, 2020
2020 - 2021 Oct 4, 2020 April 4, 2021

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Current Local Time in Australia Capital Cities


All dates are shown in the format: month/day/year

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